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May 13, 2008

A slice of history

Despite all the years I that lived in the City, tonight was the first time I dined at the famous Lombardi's Pizzeria, the world's first pizza place! Being a pizza snob, having grown up in my dad's pizza shop (that story is here), I actually hardly eat pizza since its not often that a slice can compare to his, especially none outside of New York. However, I must admit this comes very close and was really great, thus my eating four slices and our group ordering four pizzas (spinach and ricotta; sausage and mushroom; pepperoni and olives; and meatball). Their crust is a bit on the thin side though, but the sauce was delicious as was the fresh mozzarella and basil on top. It's not too surprising that I liked their pizza though since the recipe is Napoletan and my dad is also from Naples, so that's the kind of Italian food that I typically prefer. Also, Caffe Napoli in Little Italy is amazing too, went there just yesterday evening.

Staying in a hotel and visiting the tourist spots like Lombardi's, I feel like a visitor in my own city. I feel like it's no longer my time, but instead it's now someone else's adventure that I'm just guest starring in. Hell, it was a good run while it lasted. The city's subway gave me my future husband after all and a lot of great memories. Plus, I'll always have New York even if it now belongs to someone else. (Too sentimental? Well, the city does that to me, so please forgive me).

10 comments

  1. Hi tara..:-) I'm Thrilled. I find your blog and style of writing inspiring.

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  2. pizza snob? there is that kind of snobbery too? new here. love yo blog so far. its a lot of fun

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  3. hey,can you tell me how on earth you made your blog look so 'Down With Love'?As in 'Down With Love' the movie starring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger.

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  4. wow!!the description you gave was so powerful that it almost materialised the esence being at the place. the description and the pizza both were too sumptuous. Keep up your good work...Happy writing..

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  5. Hahaha, I'm so glad that someone else considers themselves a pizza snob. I just started my blog recently, and I just want to commend you for how cute and quirky yours is. Kudos, dearie!

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  6. okay that pizza looks delicious, yum.

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  7. I really liked this post...I love pizza and I love NYC

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  8. I'm Italian, too. My dad grew up in Bittrito, Italy. I'm an Italian food snob, too. How could I not be, since my dad wouldn't eat anything else? Going to college and eating pasta with sauce that had no garic or olive oil was devastating.

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  9. Hi Tara,
    Just found your blog. I like your style and am a cupcake lover too.
    I am coming to NYC this summer and will have to have some of this pizza!

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